[sword-devel] Build problems with CVS

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 7 Jan 2002 17:24:06 -0000

ok, I've now got the files up to date for current cvs. I'll start commiting the files that are 
essential for building since they won't interfere with anything else. (configure.ac, empty NEWS 
and AUTHORS, and many Makefile.am)

To build with this you will need automake 1.5 and autoconf 2.52 and libtool 1.4. The earlier 
versions (that are with most linux distributions) will not work.

aclocal;automake -a;autoheader;autoconf
generate files required for building

create a temporary build directory (optional, but stops the object files cluttering up your source 
tree), say build
cd build
../configure <options>

  --sysconfdir=DIR       read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
is the configure option for specifying what the new globalconfdir variable will be
Other configure options should be self-explanatory

Things incomplete/missing:
no makefiles for apps directory yet
makefiles in tests and utilities incomplete, will finish and add that later
if diatheke wants to use the new system it will need modified
need to make instructions for when new files/directories are added

currently the automake generated makefiles will overwrite the original ones. Make sure you 
backup the originals, say to Makefile.sw e.g. with this script

cp Makefile Makefile.sw
cp tests/Makefile tests/Makefile.sw
cp utilities/Makefile utilities/Makefile.sw

This script will copy the files back so you can build the old way.

cp Makefile.sw Makefile
cp tests/Makefile.sw tests/Makefile
cp utilities/Makefile.sw utilities/Makefile

Will this be ok?

Since most people won't have automake 1.5 etc I guess it will be best to put copies of the files 
that they generate into cvs even though they are relatively large. Yes?

Let me know of any problems,

On 7 Jan 2002 at 11:00, Daniel Glassey sent forth the message:

> On 6 Jan 2002 at 13:01, Chris Little sent forth the message:
> > 
> > Anyone feel like tackling this problem?
> Funnily enough I was just getting onto this as I was getting the same problem with building debian 
> packages since I upgraded my machine!.
> My automake patch generates a single makefile so it won't have any of these problems. It's in 
> cvs/sword in my home directory on crosswire for those that can access it. It's ready to be 
> checked in to cvs as soon as someone gives the word and it doesn't interfere with the current build 
> system.
> Since I need it for the debian packages anyway I'll backport it to 1.5.2 as well and post a patch 
> later.

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